Ross and Ross win coveted black belts

PUBLISHED: 13:32 21 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:02 10 June 2010

MARTIAL ARTS: EAST DEVON has nine proud new black belts after a total of 720 TAGB Tae Kwon Do students from all over Britain gathered at the Bristol Academy, all hoping for promotion.

MARTIAL ARTS: EAST DEVON has nine proud new black belts after a total of 720 TAGB Tae Kwon Do students from all over Britain gathered at the Bristol Academy, all hoping for promotion.

Anna and Abigail Ross, together with Emma Tozer, all from Exmouth, were part of a group of East Devon students that also included Honiton's Dal Darlami, Ottery St Mary's Benjamin Kay and Sidmouth duo Ryan Vann and Daniel Corrick.

What's more, Emma's daughter Holly also received an award as she was promoted to 'two star' junior Black Belt

The group's instructor, Guy Southard, himself a 4th Degree Black Belt, commented: "I always say that becoming a Black Belt is the beginning of learning a martial art and most certainly not the final goal, but it is still a significant achievement and every one of my students who attains Black Belt status thoroughly deserves to be proud of themselves. Tae Kwon Do has many facets to it, and earning a Black Belt is a real test of mind, body and spirit."

If you would like to get into the noble art of martial arts, and in particluar taekwon-do then get in touch with Guy Southard for information on clubs throughout the area. Guy can be contacted on 07771863890.

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